Nicotine Dependence: Understanding and Applying the Most Effective Treatment Interventions
Nicotine consumed via cigarettes is one of the more addictive, as well as destructive, substances of abuse. Most—if not all—smokers desire to stop at some point. Nicotine Dependence presents an in-depth review and examination of the available techniques and methods that clinicians can use to effectively treat this condition.
Because there is an abundance of information available about tobacco use and nicotine dependence, Dodgen has thoughtfully selected topics that offer practical value and are specific to the clinician's role. The book synthesizes current theoretical and clinical research about nicotine dependence. It presents the psychosocial and pharmacological reasons for dependence and discusses counseling and pharmacological treatment methods, specifically those that have demonstrated effectiveness. The author also explains principles of assessment, relapse causes and interventions, as well as treatment in special populations.
The book also includes a useful, detailed, step-by-step, 10-session treatment and assessment model that clinicians can use to develop an individual plan for their clients.